Courtesy : Salman Khan, Bhagyashree
Sooraj Barjatya’s 1989 film Maine Pyar Kiya is a cult favourite and the romantic pairing of Salman Khan and Bhagyashree was highly loved by the audience. It’s well known that Salman has a ‘no kissing’ policy on screen but this stood strong right from his first film as well.
In a recent interview with Deccan Chronicle, Bhagyashree recalled an unpleasant experience from the shooting of Maine Pyar Kiya, where a photographer told Salman to ‘catch and smooch’ her, however, what happened next impressed her and assured her that she was around safe people.
Without revealing the name of the photographer, Bhagyashree said: “There was a very popular photographer back then, who is no more. He wanted to take some not-so-complimentary photographs of Salman and me some sort of “hot” photographs. So, he took Salman aside and told him, ‘Main jab camera set up karunga (When I set up the camera), you just catch her and smooch her.’
“There was a very popular photographer back then, who is no more,” says Bhaygashree insisting that she would not like to name him. “He wanted to take some not-so-complimentary photographs of Salman and me some sort of “hot” photographs. So, he took Salman aside and told him, ‘Main jab camera set up karunga (When I set up the camera), you just catch her and smooch her.’
However, Salman’s reply to the photographer’s unpleasant request calls for respect.
“For a second, I remained shocked, but just then, I heard Salman say, ‘I am not going to do anything of that sort. If you want any pose like that, you need to ask Bhagyashree.’ I really respected Salman’s response, and that’s when I realised I was among safe people” Bhagyashree shared.
Well, Khan’s response definitely deserves applause!
On a lighter note, when asked if there can be another part to Maine Pyaar Kiya, Bhagyashree answered: “I would rather say that certain cult films remain as they are. One should not try and build on something like that to remake it again. That being said, it would be a pleasure working with both Sooraj ji and Salman again.”
On the work front, Bhagyashree is making her acting debut after a long gap and will be seen in two major releases, one of which is the Kangana Ranaut-starrer Thalaivi and other, a Prabhas-starrer, tentatively titled Jaan.